Internet, I have been beside myself. When I returned from Oklahoma, it was to the news that our elderly clothes washer needed a $580 repair. That would have been a foolish waste of money, even for me, so I went to local electronics and appliances wonderland, and bought a very fawncy LG top-loading HE washer.
I was severely tempted by the matching dryer, but talked myself out of it, because my older dryer is working fine. And I don't want to be too matchy-matchy.
Anyway, picking out a washing machine, was, for me, the work of an instant. Getting it installed? Quite another deal. It was almost a week and a half between credit card swipe and the first load going in. And honestly, I didn't know what to do with myself.
Naturally, the laundry situation got pretty dire, so I couldn't wait to start washing. And then I acted like Zippy the Pinhead, mesmerized by the sight (through the clear glass lid) of my wash swishing around.
But you don't want to hear about laundry.
While waiting for the delivery of my new hardware, I did a little shopping. Here is a picture of some new loot, some from Net-a-Porter (fancy!)
That, my friends, is a Givenchy iPhone 5 case. Somebody out there with a degree in art history, tell this hapless English major the source of the artwork. It's dark and Pre-Raphaelite and sort of Goth and I love it, but I'm feeling like an idiot, as though I bought a pair of those Icon shoes because of the pretty dark blue sky and didn't realize I was walking around with Van Gogh's "Starry Night" on my feet.
I'm also wearing a quick swipe of Charlotte Tilbury's iconic Pillow Talk lip pencil, and people, I am in LOVE. It has the softest, softest texture, and it's the perfect color, neither too brown, rusty, or mauve. If you're fair-skinned with not-particularly-pigmented lips, it could be your jam. Well worth the $22.00.
My nails are a base of Revlon's Parfumerie in Lavender Soap, which is almost impossible to apply evenly, as it is a very pale shade with lots of pearl in it, a/k/a streak city. I applied a third very thick coat to smooth things out and of course munged up a couple of fingers. I'd just received a package from an Amazon seller with OPI's The Color to Watch, so I used some. It didn't help things, because it too, has a tricky/frosty finish. There's a reason these things get marked down.
I love a purple nail, but I've got to get ready for a cocktail party tomorrow and redo fingers and toes with a nice coral creme. I hope. Surely I have a bottle SOMEWHERE. I'm wearing this
with a pair of gold sandals. And a ton of leg makeup.
I'm busy listening to a Librivox audiobook version of Our Mutual Friend, and it is fabulous. One crazy character after another. And the social climbing is epic! It makes the laundry folding fly.